Selective entry program

Selective entry program

Education with a difference.

Successful students are at the heart of all Perth government schools. As part of the selective entry program, your child will study with other high performing students in learning environments that will challenge and inspire them to excel every day.

They will follow a curriculum designed for their needs and interests, and be supported by dedicated staff – helping to develop the foundation to ensure they reach their dreams and achieve their goals.

The selective entry program gives your child the opportunity to apply to enrol in one of seven of the most sought after and well-respected Perth government schools.

Highly regarded locally, nationally and internationally, these schools are built on an outstanding record of academic achievement with results consistently featuring in the top performing schools in Western Australia.

While each school is different and has something unique to offer your child, one thing they all have in common is that they will ensure your child is part of a culture of high performance and a supportive and diverse education community.

How to apply

The selective entry program is for Year 9 students who have completed their junior secondary school course in China. From July each year, students will be able to enter Year 10 at one of the selective entry schools in Perth to complete a senior secondary school course.

The student selection process is based on academic achievement and the ability to adjust to a new overseas school environment.

Key dates

December Students currently attending Year 9 in a Chinese school are invited to apply for the senior secondary school selective entry program.
January Applications close.
February Students sit the selective entry test in one of the following cities:
  • Beijing
  • Nanjing
  • Chengdu
  • Guangzhou.
March Successful students are advised of their school and commence the visa application process.
July Successful students enrol at their selective entry school to complete the senior secondary school course.


Exact dates for the selection process will be confirmed each year.